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A National Parks Concession Pass gives eligible pensioners and veterans free car entry into the 45 national parks that charge entry fees.


Holders of one of the following:

  • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC)
  • Australian Veterans Gold DVA Card endorsed with EDA or TPI
  • Australian Veterans Gold DVA Card without EDA or TPI who can provide a letter from the DVA confirming they receive a disability pension of 70% or higher, or an intermediate pension.

What you need

  • the DOC form – 'NPWS Concession Pass Application Form'
  • a photocopy of both sides of your valid PCC or DVA Gold Card
  • a letter from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) confirming a disability rate of 70% or more (if applicable).

How to apply

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the 'Download DOC form' button.
  3. Complete the form.
  4. Attach your supporting documentation.
  5. Using the contact details on the form, lodge your application via email or post.

More information

  • You must be travelling in the vehicle, and your concession card must be clearly displayed on the dashboard.
  • Always have your valid PCC or DVA Gold Card with you, as you may be required to confirm your eligibility status.
  • Entry to parks and reserves may be restricted due to safety, conservation or operational requirements.
  • The concession card is valid for a maximum of four hours per calendar day in the Chowder Bay Precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park, so you'll need to buy a ticket from the machines to top up your length of stay, if you plan to visit for a longer period.
  • Your concession card expires one year from the date your application is approved.
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